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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
April 23, 2014
Gay Marriage And Protestantism

“I Didn’t Know We Had a Navy!”

A lesbian couple marked the first same-sex church wedding in England last week, a milestone which helps illuminate some of the debate ongoing among Protestants over the issue of same-sex marriage.

April 16, 2014

Can One Teach The Whole Gospel While Standing On One Leg?

Modernity poses a not-unhealthy challenge to all religions to reflect on their core convictions. What is Christianity all about?

April 3, 2014

A Note From Peter Berger

I am facing an intimidating pile of urgent writing commitments. Rather than squeeze in hastily written posts (with unavoidably thin content), I have decided to put in a pause on my blog. I will resume posting my usual pearls of wisdom at some point next month (April). I wish my readers a happy beginning of spring. Au […]

March 26, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

A French Surprise

An anti-gay marriage protest movement in France claims it is neither of the Right or of the Left, and refreshingly concerns itself primarily not with the rights of adults, but with the rights of children.

March 18, 2014
A Confucian Approach

What Is Religious Freedom Good For?

Saying that religious freedom is important because it leads to economic prosperity may strike some as unnecessarily amoral. But we should not be overly disturbed by narrow interests bringing about morally desirable consequences.

March 11, 2014
The Modern Condition

How to Live in a (Supposedly) Secular Age

The relation between modernity and faith is often perceived and presented as an epic struggle. But it’s actually not that difficult to be a modern person and hold on to one’s faith.

March 4, 2014
Liberation Theologian?

Pope Francis’ Options are Becoming Clearer

Let us hope that Pope Francis is helping to formulate an open-minded, non-ideological approach to the institutions best suited to combat poverty under a decent regime of human rights.

February 19, 2014
"Pentecostal Drift"

An Archbishop’s Nightmare

More Christians today live in the Global South—Asia, Africa, Latin America—than in the old Christian homelands of Europe and North America. This inevitably means further “Pentecostal drift”.

February 12, 2014
Personal Note

How To Make God Laugh

After an unexpected fall, a tentative return to regular blogging.

January 15, 2014
Secular Contempt

Religion As Magic

Viewing religion in an unbroken continuum with every variant of magic is a perspective grounded in a widely diffused class of people—part of the culture of an international intelligentsia.

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